For Enlarging Meter Users: Split Grade Application Note

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  1. Nicholas Lindan

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    You can see the same results with a test strip. Far cheaper, and no need for graphs, charts or math.

    But then I guess I take all the fun out of printing, don't I? Grin.
     
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    Takes longer, less accurate, wastes materials, lacks insight.

    Do you use a meter when you expose film? So what's the objection to using one when printing?

    I regularly buy stacks of old photography magazines - 1930's to 1950's - and in those magazines the same sort of response greeted the idea of using an 'electric exposure meter' when taking pictures: "Useless waste of money".

    Now, if I just have the patience to wait another 50 years...
     
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    How does a machine have insight?

    The human mind has insight.

    My camera meter does not. All a meter tells me is the correct f/stop and shutter speed to use to make a white wall 18% gray, or a black wall 18% gray, or anything 18% gray.

    I assure you the college students I teach haven't a clue what 18% gray is or how a meter works until I teach them how to use their mind to interpret the results.

    Please explain what is accuracy in art?

    If you didn't regularly buy out-of-date magazines, you'd have the money for test strips! Grin.
     
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    Mr. Pinhole Python: Hello, I'd like to buy an argument, please.
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